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YOUNGEST SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION IN MARAWI - AN ALBAYANO




BACACAY, ALBAY, June 12, 2017 - While celebrating the 119th Independence Day to commemorate independence from colonial Spain with its theme “Kalayaan 2017:  Pagbabagong Sama-samang Balikatin”,  a Bicolano, an Albayano family marked this day in grief for the loss of the youngest Bicolano hero in Marawi City.

Private Bernie John Lunas, 21 years old, member of the Marine Battaliion Landing Team 7  was one of the 13 Marines killed in fighting against the Maute Group.  Lunas hails from Hindi, Bacacay, Albay, and the son of Punong Barangay Juan B. Lunas.

Punong Barangay Lunas said that Benjie is about to finish his schooling when pulled-out for Marawi in June 4.  He’s remains is expected to arrive home in Bacacay Monday or Tuesday. (Mar de la Cruz)

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